Yes, it's that time again...not Halloween, but Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 1 and 2nd. I used to hear that celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (DLM)was morbid. But with some understanding of the cultural concept of Dia, it has become quite trendy--a real party. We did not celebrate DLM in my… Continue reading What’s up with Mexican Culture and Death?
Remember high school English classes? That was my first introduction to poetry. Old poets. Lot's of 'thee's and thou's," and too much Old English stuff. I was a studious person, more logical than emotional, so many poems went over my head. That was until I went to college, in the mid '70's. It was an eyeopener when… Continue reading Poetry on Wednesdays-Political Poetry
For Greater Glory-photo filmofiliaAs a Latina and an American of Mexican descent, I often anticipate the release of films that highlight the history of Mexico or the Latino experience in the United States. That was the case with For Greater Glory with it's thought provoking tagline: … Continue reading What Price Would You Pay for Freedom?
Aztec by Colin Falconer: Book Review.I read my fair share of books. If I took a photo of my bedroom (and I won't because the camera on my iPhone 3GS is crappy) you'd see two to three deep rows of books lined up back to back in my tall bookshelf. There are smaller books on… Continue reading La Malinche: Heroine or Traitor?